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Post  ISN on Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:17 am

tidal waves (not really a poem)

Unperturbed and drowning, clinging to the flotsam of the sea, I just let go and then when the current tossed me, I found strength in the delicious, silky dreamlike death of the suffocating water as I flailed and sank. When the wave was coming the fear was so strong that it paralysed me. I’ve since drowned many times and I don’t even wake up anymore. Dreams of death by drowning are common. Dreams of stormy seas and no heroes – not even one to rescue me. Just huge waves approaching and the awful familiar, excrutiating fear. Ha! I’m still alive! But for how long?

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Post  Guest on Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:24 am


...I hope you don't mind my fiddling Cath...I think this is lovely. cheers
Can I post it in the poetry thread? Would you like me to keep the original form?

tidal waves (not really a poem)

Unperturbed and drowning,
clinging to the flotsam of the sea,
I just let go and then
when the current tossed me,
I found strength in the delicious,
silky dreamlike death
of the suffocating water
as I flailed and sank.

When the wave was coming
the fear was so strong that it
paralysed me. I’ve since drowned
many times and I don’t even wake up
anymore. Dreams of death by drowning
are common. Dreams of stormy seas and
no heroes – not even one to rescue me.

Just huge waves approaching and the awful familiar,
excrutiating fear. Ha! I’m still alive! But for how long?

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Post  ISN on Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:30 am

thanks, Moony Smile

that's the first time I wrote a poem in free form

I like the way you've chopped it up.....and arranged it......

I just had to get the right words which is why it wasn't a poem.......

it's still quite raw for me - those awful tidal wave dreams

it starts off at the beach - fun times......then I get a sick feeling - I look at the horizon and the huge wave comes.....huge......

I get swept away like some toy.....and I always survive - but the whole experience scars me......no more dreams like that now Smile

you can post it on Barry Manilow's site for all I care

I just needed to get it out of my system


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Post  Guest on Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:45 am

I've had much the same dream Cath. There's an island we used to have holidays on when I was a child. In recurring dreams I hear the roar and then the wave surges over the island and carries everything in its wake. What's most horrible is that you feel so very present. Some Aboriginal's believe that Sydney will be washed away by a giant wave, although I think Sydneysiders have less to worry about than locals where I live...it being 300 miles away from the nearest hill and all.

I'm putting your poem in the poetry thread. Thank you.

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Post  ISN on Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:55 am

sorry to hear that you've had a similar dream - it is quite horrific as you experience it

I was a bit relieved to get educated about tidal waves or tsunamis (with the problems in Japan)

the waves in my dreams were monumental, towering, skyscrapers of water

before I woke up, I would have gone through the whole familiar - being at the beach (sick feeling in my stomach), looking at the horizon (sick feeling), the huge wave far off, and all the panic of not being able to escape, being swept up by it and tossed and then sometimes surviving......

I think I nearly drowned twice when I was a kid.......

but this recurring nightmare was more to do with the maelstrom of my desperate emotions and everyday humiliations, fears, and helplessness......

thanks for adding it to the poetry thread.....Smile

Aboriginal's - sorry......couldn't resist....heheheh

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Post  Doc Watson on Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:38 am

there are poems ,
there are poems,
there are readers,
there are writers.

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Post  Gigi on Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:46 am

Catherine wrote:thanks, Moony Smile

that's the first time I wrote a poem in free form

I like the way you've chopped it up.....and arranged it......

I just had to get the right words which is why it wasn't a poem.......

it's still quite raw for me - those awful tidal wave dreams

it starts off at the beach - fun times......then I get a sick feeling - I look at the horizon and the huge wave comes.....huge......

I get swept away like some toy.....and I always survive - but the whole experience scars me......no more dreams like that now Smile

you can post it on Barry Manilow's site for all I care

I just needed to get it out of my system

I used to have the same exact recurring dream. I had it for years. I haven't had that dream in years,
thank God, I actually had forgotten all about it. I think it has something to do with feeling overwhelmed
in your life.
Btw, Catherine, I have been lurking around atu for quite some time and I always enjoyed your poetry. sunny

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Post  Doc Watson on Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:51 am

It happens!
What happens ?
Shit happens.

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Post  ISN on Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:55 am

Gigi wrote:
Catherine wrote:thanks, Moony Smile

that's the first time I wrote a poem in free form

I like the way you've chopped it up.....and arranged it......

I just had to get the right words which is why it wasn't a poem.......

it's still quite raw for me - those awful tidal wave dreams

it starts off at the beach - fun times......then I get a sick feeling - I look at the horizon and the huge wave comes.....huge......

I get swept away like some toy.....and I always survive - but the whole experience scars me......no more dreams like that now Smile

you can post it on Barry Manilow's site for all I care

I just needed to get it out of my system

I used to have the same exact recurring dream. I had it for years. I haven't had that dream in years,
thank God, I actually had forgotten all about it. I think it has something to do with feeling overwhelmed
in your life.
Btw, Catherine, I have been lurking around atu for quite some time and I always enjoyed your poetry. sunny

Thanks a lot Gigi......Smile

they are just written for fun so I hope people enjoy reading them......

I love writing them - even though they can be silly.....chchchchch


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Post  Nah Ville Sky Chick on Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:57 am

Doc Watson wrote:It happens!
What happens ?
Shit happens.

You are not exactly a poet are you?

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Post  ISN on Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:59 am

I'm a poet
I know it
Hope I don't blow it.....

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Post  Doc Watson on Sat Apr 16, 2011 1:01 am

Nah Ville Sky Chick wrote:
Doc Watson wrote:It happens!
What happens ?
Shit happens.

You are not exactly a poet are you?
I do not pretend to be I am ust having fun.

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Post  Nah Ville Sky Chick on Sat Apr 16, 2011 1:04 am

^^

Couldn't you have some fun in the sporty dept that you so wanted?

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Post  ISN on Sat Apr 16, 2011 1:15 am

Nah Ville Sky Chick wrote:^^

Couldn't you have some fun in the sporty dept that you so wanted?

thanks, Nash.......

I'm not sure what part of 'Catherine's Poetry Corner' he doesn't get.......lol

he's just incredible.....I've never actually met someone that is so....hehhehehe......so 'touched'....or so simple - a real simpleton

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Post  felix on Sat Apr 16, 2011 1:21 am

Doc Watson wrote:
Nah Ville Sky Chick wrote:
Doc Watson wrote:It happens!
What happens ?
Shit happens.

You are not exactly a poet are you?
I do not pretend to be I am ust having fun.

There's a poetry thread, which isn't Catherine's poetry thread. You could have unpoetic fun there Arrow cyclops

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Post  ISN on Sat Apr 16, 2011 1:23 am

not really, Felix......Moony is quite fond of that thread - she's nurtures it like a garden

we don't want any nasty weeds growing in it

he can post his stuff in the sports section......

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Post  Guest on Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:58 am

felix wrote: There's a poetry thread, which isn't Catherine's poetry thread. You could have unpoetic fun there Arrow cyclops



Oh felicitas...how could you?

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Post  Guest on Sat Apr 16, 2011 9:04 am

Catherine wrote:not really, Felix......Moony is quite fond of that thread - she's nurtures it like a garden we don't want any nasty weeds growing in it he can post his stuff in the sports section......

...thank you dear Catherine....ummmm...about those pesky apostrophes...she's?... Very Happy


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Post  Doc Watson on Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:40 am

Catherine wrote:
Nah Ville Sky Chick wrote:^^

Couldn't you have some fun in the sporty dept that you so wanted?

thanks, Nash.......

I'm not sure what part of 'Catherine's Poetry Corner' he doesn't get.......lol

he's just incredible.....I've never actually met someone that is so....hehhehehe......so 'touched'....or so simple - a real simpleton
And I love you too xx

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Post  Doc Watson on Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:42 am

Nah Ville Sky Chick wrote:^^

Couldn't you have some fun in the sporty dept that you so wanted?
Any more orders my captain ?

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Post  Guest on Sat Apr 16, 2011 11:01 am

Hey Doc Watson or Old Man Emu. Have you considered changing your avatar?
The red-back screams Slim Dusty's 'Red-back on the toilet seat', and of course 'Old Man Emu' is one of Williamson's finest. Nothing wrong there but if you really are seeking to change your image why don't you veer away from Aussie songs? Just a suggestion, I mean no offense. At one stage I was going to post a you-tube of the Wiggles singing OME (with Steve Irwin)...I didn't in case you thought it was a put-down, rather than an attempt at jest. Very Happy

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Post  ISN on Sat Apr 16, 2011 3:05 pm

blue moon wrote:
Catherine wrote:not really, Felix......Moony is quite fond of that thread - she's nurtures it like a garden we don't want any nasty weeds growing in it he can post his stuff in the sports section......

...thank you dear Catherine....ummmm...about those pesky apostrophes...she's?... Very Happy


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Post  Guest on Sat Apr 16, 2011 3:10 pm


...Miss Marple! cheers

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Post  Nah Ville Sky Chick on Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:21 am

Doc Watson wrote:
Nah Ville Sky Chick wrote:^^

Couldn't you have some fun in the sporty dept that you so wanted?
Any more orders my captain ?

I wouldn't get too flash, remember I've got the power Twisted Evil

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Post  Doc Watson on Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:46 pm

blue moon wrote:Hey Doc Watson or Old Man Emu. Have you considered changing your avatar?
The red-back screams Slim Dusty's 'Red-back on the toilet seat', and of course 'Old Man Emu' is one of Williamson's finest. Nothing wrong there but if you really are seeking to change your image why don't you veer away from Aussie songs? Just a suggestion, I mean no offense. At one stage I was going to post a you-tube of the Wiggles singing OME (with Steve Irwin)...I didn't in case you thought it was a put-down, rather than an attempt at jest. Very Happy

...note to self: step carefully

The reason oldmanemu calls himself oldmanemu is only 50% to do with the song and 50% with the location in which he resides.
The axatar was chosen for me by some one here . I have not found out who. I thought maybe because red backs are regarded as as an Australian spider was why it was chosen.

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